Transportation of leeches
Transporting medical leeches from point A to point B is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance. Below we will tell you how to do this correctly, depending on the type of transport on which you are going to transport them, the number and duration of the journey of medical leeches.
Depending on the number and duration of the road, the type of package is determined. If there are not so many leeches, up to 200 pieces, and the road takes no more than a day, then it is better to transport them in water (except for airplanes). For transportation, you can use plastic bottles or containers with a lid. In the lid, you need to make small holes for oxygen to enter. If the quantity of more than 200 pieces is transported, we will pack them in calico bags with packing soil. It is recommended to pack no more than 500 leeches in one bag.
Road by car. One of the most common types of transportation of leeches. Packed leeches should be placed in the car interior, away from heating elements (stoves) or direct sunlight (near the rear window). You need to take into account the time of year.
If the road is in the summer, then they should not be overheated, if the temperature in the cabin rises above 25 degrees, it is worth taking care of their cooling.
When transporting in winter, do not put packed leeches in the trunk of the car, they are living creatures and will not be able to survive at subzero temperatures, and do not overheat them in the car interior.
The road by plane. Packed leeches should only be in calico bags with packing soil, it is recommended to pack no more than 500 leeches in one bag. It is allowed to transport leeches by plane only in the luggage compartment. When the plane has gained altitude, the temperature overboard is negative, in the luggage compartment it is slightly less than the cabin, do not worry, the leeches will not freeze.